London Borough of Lambeth are delighted to be sponsoring the Team of the Year, Children’s Services award at this year’s Social worker of the Year Awards. We know that every day and in every part of the country, individual social workers can and do make a huge difference to the lives of children, young people and their families. We know too that when they are working as part of a powerful and well led team, they can make an even more dramatic difference. This award celebrates highly performing teams that are making such transformational impact.
In Lambeth we feel justly proud of the tremendous strides that children’s services and our partners have made over the past 2-3 years. Our success in improving children’s social care services from an Ofsted ‘inadequate’ judgement in 2015 to a ‘requires improvement’ rating earlier this year has been the direct result of team work at many levels – our team of political leaders and partners, our leadership team, our management teams and, most important of all, our individual social work teams. Without these myriad teams pulling together with a shared mission of making lives better for children and young people, Lambeth’s achievement would not have been possible.
London Borough of Lambeth would like to congratulate all of the teams that are honoured at this year’s awards and express our thanks and deep appreciation to those teams who have worked with such passion and commitment to improve the lives of children and families.